The ECHL on Thursday announced its All-ECHL Second Team for 2014-15 as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media, who were asked to select a goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards.
2014-15 All-ECHL Second Team
G – Jeff Lerg, Toledo Walleye (43 gp, 31-8-3, 2.32 GAA, .921 save pct.)
D – Cameron Burt, Florida Everblades (61 gp, 6g, 41a, 47 pts., +35)
D – Aaron Gens, Allen Americans (69 gp, 8g, 45a, 53 pts., +23)
F – Adam Brace, Florida Everblades (68 gp, 33g, 35a, 68 pts., +27)
F – Brendan Connolly, Alaska Aces (61 gp, 31g, 46a, 77 pts., +13)
F – Gary Steffes, Allen Americans (63 gp, 44g, 29a, 73 pts., +31)
The ECHL will announce the Community Service Award and Sportsmanship Award winners on Friday.
Jeff Lerg of the Toledo Walleye is tied for the league lead with 31 wins, is tied for second with a 2.32 goals-against average, ranks third with a .921 save percentage and is fifth with 1,143 saves. He is tied for second in the league with four shutouts.
Cameron Burt of the Florida Everblades is tied for second among ECHL defensemen with 41 assists, is fourth in plus-minus at +35 and is fifth with 47 points. His four game-winning goals are tied for third among blue liners.
Aaron Gens of the Allen Americans leads all defensemen with 45 assists and is tied for first with 53 points. He leads all blue liners with 19 power-play assists and his 22 power-play points is third among defensemen.
Adam Brace of the Florida Everblades is tied for ninth in the league with 33 goals and he has added 35 assists for 68 points in 68 games. He has scored six game-winning goals this season, which is tied for sixth in the league.
Brendan Connolly of the Alaska Aces is tied for third in the ECHL with 77 points and is tied for 12th with 31 goals. His nine power-play goals are tied for 12th in the league and he is tied for fifth with three shorthanded assists.
Gary Steffes of the Allen Americans leads the league with 44 goals and is tied for seventh with 73 points. His 18 power-play goals are also the most in the league and he ranks third with 25 power-play points. Steffes has eight game-winning goals, which is tied for second, and he is seventh with 232 shots on goal.
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 564 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 23 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2014-15 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 29 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.